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Little Green Leprechaun Footprints

By Marie LeBaron

This time of year, around St. Patrick’s Day, there are always sneaky little leprechauns looking for gold.
green footprints on paper for st. patrick's day
So we made these Green Footprint Clue Cards to help lead them on a hunt!

plate with green paint and paintbrush
Supplies for Leprechaun Footprints

* green paint – I used acrylic paint
* paper plate
* paint brush to mix
* paper or folded cards
* green crayon
* paper towels
child crafting with paint
1. Pour the paint onto the paper plate and spread it around with the paint brush.

2.  Get your paper ready. We practiced on big sheets of paper first, then we stamped our hands onto cards for the clues.
child making footprints on paper with green paint
3. Put your hand into a fist and dip the bottom of it in the paint. Then stamp the paper with your fist. You can just do one hand or two hands for a right and left footprint.

4. Now put one of your finger tips into the paint. Stamp your finger onto the paper, just above the fist print. Stamp your finger 5 times for 5 toes.
child making green footprint craft
After we made the footprints onto cards, we also made little fingerpaint stamped clovers. My son suggested that we number our clue cards by the number of leaves on the clover. So we have 4 cards each with a number of leaves on it’s clover!
4 papers with green paint footprints for st. patrick's day
Let these dry, then they’re ready for writing clues on the inside. We came up with 4 places to hide clues with the final destination finding the pot of gold (yellow paper coins!)
handwritten clue for st. patrick's day
We also made these fun Leprechaun Ears again to wear as we wait to see if those sneaky Leprechauns come to find our gold!!

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Marie LeBaron

Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.

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Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.

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allison
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You’re such a cute mom, I love this idea!

SAJ
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Adorable!

melinda
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melinda

great, fun idea. the kids love to “hunt”, so this is a must do:) thank you.

Heather
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Heather

Great idea! My 5 year old suggested making them microscopic to “fool” the Leprechaun.

Onna
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What an adorable craft!! I am going to have to remember this or next year!! I love it!